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Library’s 2015/16 Operating Budget & Trustee Election
Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 12:00-8:00 p.m.

The Annual Vote for the Port Jervis Free Library’s 2015/2016 Operating Budget and Trustee Election will be held on Thursday, June 4, 2015.  The vote will take place at the Library at 138 Pike Street in Port Jervis, NY. Polls open at 12:00-8:00 p.m. Our public hearing meeting to discuss the proposed budget will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Residents of the Port Jervis City School District who are registered to vote may participate in this election. Voter registration forms can be requested at the Library, Department of Motor Vehicles, and the School District Office Voting by Absentee Ballot can be requested at the Library. For Information, call 845-856-7313.

Dedication Ceremony on June 20, 2015 at 10:45 AM

A brief dedication ceremony to commemorate the placement of a historical marker will be held June 20 at 10:45 am on the front lawn of the Port Jervis Free Library located at 138 Pike Street, Port Jervis. 

The Port Jervis Free Library qualifies for the honor and distinction of having historic significance between the years 1740-1914.   Port Jervis became home to a Carnegie Library in 1903; it was the only one ever built in Orange County.  Now known as the Port Jervis Free Library, it was organized in August 1892. Prior to its current location at 138 Pike Street, the library was located on the second floor of the Farnum Building on lower Pike Street. When the library had outgrown its space, efforts were started to construct a library building.  Local businessmen convinced steel industry magnate Andrew Carnegie to donate money toward its construction. With a substantial contribution of land made by local businessman Peter Farnum, and finally a contribution of $30,000 by Carnegie, the building of a public library became possible in Port Jervis.

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation’s Roadside Marker Program has recognized the Port Jervis Free Library as a significant part of New York State history by awarding a grant to issue a historical marker. This designation honors the Port Jervis Free Library as an important and educational part of local New York history.

For further information regarding the dedication ceremony contact Beverly Arlequeeuw, Library Director at 845-856-7313.

Comic Books, Graphic Novels and Manga at the Library
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You can find large collections of comic books, comic strips, graphic novels, and manga at the library.  In Fall 2014, Port Jervis Free Library began to offer a selection of mainstream comic books titles.  In addition to being fun to read, comic books and characters have become part of mainstream popular culture and could easily be used as primary sources for research into gender, sociology, literature, and more!

The adult titles are shelved on the main floor of the library in the reading room.  The titles in this adult collection may not be suitable for children's under 12.  The children's titles are shelved on the second floor of the library in the children's room. 

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